Leon Farhy, PhD
Bio of Dr. Farhy
Leon Farhy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism,
Department of Medicine, University of Virginia.
Dr. Farhy works in the field of diabetes and endocrinology and is motivated by the belief that combining traditional experimental methods with systems-level understanding and advanced mathematical reconstruction provides a unique advantage in biomedical research. His studies are therefore interdisciplinary, and bring together clinical and laboratory work with mathematical analysis, simulations, and modeling. He is the principal investigator of several NIH research projects and clinical protocols which investigate the time-varying relationships between different hormones and how they impact the endocrine function and glucose metabolism. He studies the defects of glucagon counterregulation in diabetes and is interested in identifying strategies for repair of these defects to achieve better glycemic control with reduced hypoglycemia risk. He lives in Charlottesville with his family and enjoys music and quality sound reproduction. Good food and wine is a must.